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“opera house”(20 reviews)
“family circle”(6 reviews)
Home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philly Pops.
232 S Broad St # 46, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3816
+1 215-893-1999
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful placed to come to see a ballet, opera or broadway musical. Very old and quant but beautiful.

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aladdin was wonderful and our seats were excellent. There are lots of places to have dinner near The Academy of Music.

Thank mariabT4633ES
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fiddler on the Roof was great. The theatre was beautiful. As frequent visitors to NYC Broadway, we were pleasantly surprised.

Thank ZacandCar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the evening very much but the musical did not come near the Phamtom. Great Voices and performers

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Watched the sequel of Phantom, “Love Never Dies” at this very quaint theatre in the heart of Philadelphia. We were lucky enough to get box seats for this performance and loved it. This is the second time we’ve been at this theatre and if you...More

Thank Eric A
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is truly a US gem. The gas lights still burn on the exterior and light the building and the grand entrance. The interior has just been refurbished. Beautiful! New seats and shiny brass railings. The best of old world elegance. Plus was just there...More

1  Thank ronj476
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The prayers of many have been answered and the seating replaced with wider models. The summer of 2018 was the first stage and the remaining seats will be changed in 2019. The loose chairs in the boxes were refinished and reupholstered. Also, two inches were...More

1  Thank Fox11354
Reviewed 7 August 2018

As subscribers to the BroadwayPhilly shows, we enjoy the theater season in Philadelphia every year. The Academy in itself is breathtaking and the shows offered are topnotch. Looking forward to Hamilton in 2019!

Thank AndorraGirl
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is the oldest continously operated Opera House in America. Built in mid 19th century it is spectacular in its grandure and acoustics. Currently used as a mulit purpose performance venue it is a look back at oppulence form past centuries. Ones enjoyment may be...More

1  Thank Dreyfus01
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The show that I took my daughter to was a wonderful show. The sound and lighting was wonderful. The biggest problem is the leg room. I'm 6'6" and didn't come close to fitting and my neighbors would have been as uncomfortable as I. The usher...More

Thank Matthew S
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Amanda H
4 June 2018|
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Response from chuckees1 | Reviewed this property |
It's center city best way to get to the academy is by public transportation or cab.
15 December 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
Most shows/theatres will open the front of house an hour before the performance that means the doors to the lobby. The doors to the auditorium open about 1/2 hour before the scheduled performance unless there are technical... More
9 September 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Reviewed this property |
Yes...check the Kimmel Center's Website They have different events at all three venues. It looks like Operas are planned for September. More musicals like Kinky Boots start in October. Good luck, I hope you find... More